Currently on display at The Museum at FIT, Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89 examines the evolution of the British designer’s work during the 1980s. The decade marked a transition for Westwood, from a lesser known punk designer to a name recognized internationally by mainstream fashion publications. The designer’s notable shows and aesthetic elements of the period are highlighted; items and imagery from her “Harris Tweed,” “Time Machine” and “Pirates” collections are among those featured. The exhibit feels timely, as the geta shoes, corsets and underwear-as-outerwear looks that have been popping up on the runway also happen to be Westwood signatures.
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